grayyak
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    October 7, 2014
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    January 16, 2015
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Oolite received 3.5 stars from the Miami Herald for Chef Partner Kris Wessel's original concept of Healthy Regional Fare inspired by the food culture and bounty of product in the region of Florida, the American South, the Caribbean and South America. Created as a healthy based cuisine, the entire menu is gluten free and protein specific. Oolite's kitchen technique is diverse using modern and time tested approaches to production including slow cooking, poaching, steaming, smoking, grilling, dehydrating and preserving. The seasonal menu allows a continual creative approach, always identifying with locals on favorite food use and recipes. Oolite is housed in a Frank Gehry building, just two steps off Lincoln Road, and adjacent to the Convention Center and the Fillmore Theater. Oolite's Craftsman interior design references mid century American with hand crafted wood tables, wainscoting, glass and pure Oolite limestone. The Artisanal wine and beer program was singled out for originality.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
chef Wessell is a culinary artist !
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/10/2015
 2008
Dined on 1/10/2015
 2008
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"chef Wessell is to food what Rory McIllroy is to golf . BRAVO !! was blown away at Red Light and knew he'd reach the highest stratosphere in his genre of food.
AND uber extra credit for the little section of the restaurant that offers indoor dining to those with dogs !! Brilliant !!!
We tried Shikany not too long ago, and though it's reputation was off the graph,Oolite annihilates it for both flavor and food-to-dollar value.
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Dined on 1/10/2015
 2008
Special Features: hot spot, fit for foodies
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Nanking has raised the bar for Asian cuisine in South Florida, offering creative fusion dishes and supremely fresh sushi. We promise you’ll taste the difference. Diners enjoy a diverse beverage program and top-notch service amid the stylish, Zen-like ambiance and breathtaking views of the Intracoastal Waterway.
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ideal location,blah flavors
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/02/2015
 2008
Dined on 1/02/2015
 2008
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Hoped for a new champion for sushi in Ft.Lauderdale. And considering nice intercostal setting. We went from expecting an Audi R8 to a Dodge Mom-van.
Not being snide for fun. Seriously we REALLY wanted this place to be a home run,but didn't manage to get into the batter's box.
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Dined on 1/02/2015
 2008
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Located in the heart of Miami’s emerging Midtown district, SUGARCANE raw bar grill is inspired by international influences and South American spirit. Three distinct kitchens: robata, hot and raw bar unite for a fresh take on tradition and a unique culmination of flavor. Embarking on quest for the simple pleasures of life: eating well, kicking back and celebrating with friends – the concept focuses on a ‘shared experience’ through its menu by Executive Chef & Partner Timon Balloo, featuring eclectic small plates, artisanal cocktails, an extensive rum selection and imported beers on tap. <br />
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Jaguar2 in Broward !!! please !!!!!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/25/2014
 2008
Dined on 12/25/2014
 2008
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"To semi-routinely drive from Sunrise to Coconut Grove requires something special. each and every time we make the drive it's only to leave with our tastebuds excited to the utmost.
Adore is word I/we rarely use. and i/we ADORE Jaguar
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Dined on 12/25/2014
 2008
Special Features: hot spot, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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*Received 3 stars from the Sun-Sentinel* Paladar is a fresh, colorful and fun Latin American restaurant experience inspired by Central & South America, Cuba and the Latin Caribbean. With guidance from our warm and welcoming staff, our guests discover the bold flavors and vibrant cultures of Latin America. Our approachable menu features freshly prepared guacamole, slow roasted and grilled meats, fresh seafood and homemade salsas. The rhythm of Latin Music sets the tone at our unique rum bar that offers fresh muddled Mojitos, over 50 selections of Rum and an affordable and exciting wine list.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Fun menu, bar service lagging
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/27/2014
 2008
Dined on 12/27/2014
 2008
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"Not our first trip and undoubtedly not our last. Food to $. Always a winner. This was a busy Saturday night,and only damper was that bar service seemed a tad overmatched,drinks came out at the pace of a wounded sloth"
Dined on 12/27/2014
 2008
Special Features: hot spot
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Batch is Brickell’s neighborhood gastropub and go-to for a locally-sourced menu and expansive drink list. Through the restaurant’s efforts toward utilizing fresh ingredients and the newest technologies guests can celebrate any occasion knowing they are receiving top-quality products. Batch is a reliable establishment for locals to unwind and dine on simply good American fare and is open for lunch, dinner, and brunch on weekends.
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
soaring expectation&....SPLAT !!!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/13/2014
 2008
Dined on 12/13/2014
 2008
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"Our waitress was da bomb. ! the gnocchi/mac & cheese superlative. beyond that all other foods were dull&listless. and OMG !!!!!! i/we were shocked,stunned & disappointed at the pedestrian beer menu. for beer menu The Mighty anihilates this place."
Dined on 12/13/2014
 2008
Special Features: hot spot
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At Burger & Beer Joint, we’ve created a unique restaurant dining experience and zest’ed it with a bit of motor culture and Rock N’ Roll. From our massive, mouthwatering burgers with a gourmet twist, to our selection of 50 different bottles of beer, and our bucket-sized portions of delicious sides, fries, salads, and such
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
exemplary attention from manager
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/14/2014
 2008
Dined on 12/14/2014
 2008
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"we started off being a tad miffed as we were initially seated and seamingly forgotten about. upon summoning the manager he went above and beyond to make ammends. top shelf save by the manager . KUDOS"
Dined on 12/14/2014
 2008
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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It’s more fun in the RA with lively music, a vibrant crowd, inventive cocktails and innovative Japanese fusion cuisine. Whatever you choose, it’s all served with a big side of Anything Can Happen. So bring your friends or make new ones. Either way, you’re in for a great time.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
excellent chain restaurant
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/08/2014
 2008
Dined on 12/08/2014
 2008
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"the "miso hot soup" is hands down my favorite meal of any chain restaurant.,that broth is the epitome of comfort food"
Dined on 12/08/2014
 2008
Special Features: fit for foodies
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Seasons 52 is a casually sophisticated fresh grill and wine bar that invites you to discover the sensational flavors of our seasonally inspired menu. At Seasons 52, you'll enjoy a warm, welcoming ambiance with rich mahogany accents, custom built wine cellars and lush greenery that create an air of casual sophistication. With an award-winning international wine list of over 100 wines, with 52 or more available by the glass, we will find the perfect match to complement your menu selection. Our restaurant is open for lunch and dinner daily, with extended hours on the weekend. We also feature live entertainment at our piano bar nightly. If you are searching for a place to host your next group function, look no further. Seasons 52 is the perfect setting for your next private or semi-private event. Together, we will create the event of the season! For more information, visit our website at www.Seasons52.com. Become a fan of Seasons 52 on Facebook at www.facebook.com/seasons52
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
best chain restaurant
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/05/2014
 2008
Dined on 12/05/2014
 2008
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"the gold medal standard of chain restaurants. the seasonal soups are spot on. service always couteous."
Dined on 12/05/2014
 2008
Special Features: fit for foodies
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Indomania is a secret spot for locals and a must visit for regular visitors to South Beach. Located at 131 26th St, Miami Beach, this hidden gem is the only Dutch/Indonesian restaurant in South Beach. Owned by Giovanni & Patrizia Palagiano, <br />Indomania has been delighting customers from all over the world since 2007. <br><br>“We offer a unique, yet affordable South Beach experience in a quaint setting featuring only a 16 tables.” “There are dishes you won’t find elsewhere that will appeal to the most discerning tastes.” <br><br>Indomania is open Tuesday through Sunday. Because of the limited seating reservations are recommended. Starting from October the restaurant will be open 7 day per week.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Awesome change of pace
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/01/2014
 2008
Dined on 11/01/2014
 2008
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"stunned we'd never heard of this restaurant,until it showed up as new to OpenTable. definitely a unique quiet little place on otherwise garish SoBe. truly embraced and enjoyed the seasoning & spices in their preparations."
Dined on 11/01/2014
 2008
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Touchdown for atmosphere.Fumble for food & drink
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/30/2014
 2008
Dined on 11/30/2014
 2008
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"The decor,ambiance,energetic atmosphere,really had our expectations stoked. the food was generic & forgetable. and OMG not by a large shot have i/we EVER seen margaritas that were that ???miniscule ?? to say nothing about so freaking weak they oughta be ashamed. from expectation to reality,it was like bungee jumping and not realizing theres no cord SPLAT !!!!!!!"
Dined on 11/30/2014
 2008
Special Features: good for groups, hot spot
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